Now this argument is made more interesting in the age of ML and AWS Rekognition in particular, but my understanding is that ML decisions/classifications are made based on training data, if the model had been trained with different data it would've produced different results. Ultimately this ML is just math run at a massive scale with a ton of data points, it isn't intended to show how the world should be rather express according to the math how it actually works, the math the model is objective it doesn't care about feelings or bias or prejudice it just classifies images according to an algorithm based on training data.
Can someone help me understand the counterpoint that technology is inherently ist? I agree it can be used to push ist agendas or perpetuate causes of *ism but technology itself seems like it would be pretty objective and if it is producing uncomfortable or bad results based on it's math either the tech is bad, or it is trying to show us something we may not like.
Now, I don’t agree with all the demands people have but I do agree with reform, oversight, (deescalation) training, demilitarization, recruiting more people local to where they serve, etc.
But these companies ... all they have to do to be “woke” is tweet out some empty words they don’t believe in. I mean, what business owner thinks “yeah, I don’t mind the looting”.
It’s vastly thin PR.